Keiko Fujimori acknowledges his defeat, but calls for resistance in the streets

The daughter of the imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori has been denouncing an alleged “fraud” in favor of Castillo, without providing conclusive evidence, despite the fact that observers from the OAS, the United States and the European Union affirmed that the vote was clean. The JNE said on Twitter that after declaring “unanimously the inadmissibility of the last 5 appeals presented by the Fujimori political party Fuerza Popular, the act of proclamation of general results will be drawn up.”

“In the same way, the JNE will proceed to the immediate organization of the ceremony of delivery of credentials to the corresponding presidential formula. This ceremony will be scheduled for this week, “he added, without specifying a date. Castillo obtained 44,263 more votes than his opponent, according to the updated ONPE vote count, but the JNE has the last word.

Fujimori, who must go to trial for alleged money laundering if he does not win the presidency, presented numerous challenges to votes and appeals to delay the proclamation of the winner, while his supporters demanded in the streets to annul the ballot and call new elections. Although on July 7 she had hinted that she would not do so, the right-wing candidate, who was competing for the third time in a ballot, announced this Monday that she will recognize the results of the JNE.

“Today I announce that fulfilling my commitments, my commitment to all Peruvians, to the Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, to the international community, I will recognize the results because it is what the law and the constitution that I have sworn to uphold. ”, He said at a press conference.

After a five-year period of political upheavals that led Peru to have three presidents in five days in November 2020, the country has lived under tension since the ballot due to the delay in officially knowing the winner and Fujimori’s complaints.

The new president must take office on July 28, the day on which the term of interim president Francisco Sagasti expires and on which Peru commemorates the bicentennial of its independence.

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